A strategically located port on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika–the world’s second-deepest lake–Bujumbura is the Republic of Burundi’s capital city.
Among the poorest nations, Burundi is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region.
Burundi exported US$125.4 million worth of products around the globe in 2016. Highest-value Burundian exports include coffee, gold, tea, wheat, beer, cigarettes and soap according to the International Trade Centre.
Capital Facts for Bujumbura, Burundi: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Livingstone-Stanley Monument, Reptile Park, Geological Museum of Burundi, Regina Mundi Cathedral and the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Bujumbura, Burundi:
- Shabani Nonda, soccer player/footballer (born Mar. 6, 1977)
- Pierre Nkurunziza, president (born Dec. 18, 1963)
- Saido Berahino, soccer player/footballer (born Aug. 4, 1993)
- Leila Nda, model (born Jun. 26, 1990)
- Saidi Ntibazonkiza, soccer player/footballer (born May 1, 1987)
- Khadja Nin, singer (born Jun. 27, 1959)
- Faty Papy, soccer player/footballer (born Sep. 18, 1990)
- Esther Kamatari, model & princess (born Nov. 30, 1951)
- Selemani Ndikumana, soccer player/footballer (born Mar. 18, 1987)
- Valery Nahayo, soccer player/footballer (born Apr. 15, 1984)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Burundi resident: Burundian
Population: 795,000 (Bujumbura)
Density: 26,500 people per square mile (10,232 per square kilometer)
Population: 11,099,298 (Burundi)
Density: 1,119 people per square mile (432 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$7.711 billion in 2015 (for Burundi, per the CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $800
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Bujumbura were unavailable.
Official currency used in Bujumbura: Burundian franc
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on January 9, 2017
Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Africa: Burundi. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Field Listing: Major Urban Areas. Accessed on January 9, 2017
CityMetric, Where are largest cities in the world? 2015 edition. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Embassy of the United States, Bujumbura: Burundi. Accessed on January 9, 2017
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on August 2, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Bujumbura. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Wikipedia, Burundi. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Bujumbura city limits contain a land area measuring 30 square miles (78 square kilometers), with an estimated population of 795,000 residents in 2015.
Within its national borders, Burundi covers 9,915 square miles (25,680 square kilometers). The central-east African nation has a total population of about 11.1 million Burundians as of July 2016.
Population density is much more intense within Bujumbura with an average 26,500 inhabitants per square mile (10,200 per square kilometer).
At the country level, population density drop dramatically to 1,100 Burundians per square mile (430 per square kilometer).
Burundians celebrate Independence Day each July 1 since that date in 1962 when Burundi broke free from United Nations’ trusteeship under Belgian administration.